|Blue thistle - Eryngium alpinum||Alpine scabious - Cephalaria alpina||Silver thistle - Carlina acaulis|
|Willow-leafed gentian - Gentiana asclepiadea||Black mullein - Verbascum nigrum||Seed stems, Alpine anemone - Pulsatilla alpina|
Flower calendarIn the course of the summer, the entire wealth of Swiss Alpine flora, around 690 different species, can be admired in the garden. The weather has a great effect on the period when a plant flowers. This can vary by two to three weeks, particularly in the Alps; the likelihood of catching a specific plant in bloom is greater at the start oft the indicated period than towards the end.
An abundance of blossoming tall forbs with aconites, blue thistle and willow gentian combine with scent of trailing willow to herald the onset of autumn and the end of the Alpine Garden growing season.